The actor Prakash Raj, who is known as one of the finest actors down South, has managed to carve niche for himself in Bollywood with his acclaimed role of ‘Gani Bhai’ in 2008 Wanted.
Now the actor will once play an antagonist role in Salman Khan’s ‘Dabangg 2’.
"Dabangg 2 will not be similar to the first part. Arbaaz Khan had mentioned earlier how Salman's look in the film will also change. Even the antagonist will be different. Prakash Raj will play the main villain in the film,” a source said to Mumbai Mirror.
Even though Prakash Raj has been roped in to play the villain, Sonu Sood, who is the original villain in ‘Dabangg’, will still have a role to play in the movie.
"Prakash Raj is a national award winning actor. His portrayal of Gani Bhai earned him a lot of good reviews. Also, Sonu's character in Dabangg was killed in the end. So, we don't know who will be cast as the bigger villain in the film," added the source.
It’s the proximity between Salman Khan and Prakash Raj that led to him being cast in the movie.
"Prakash and Salman have been friends since they worked together in Wanted. Perhaps, Salman recommended his name for the role,” said the source.